2018 Better Informed Public Officials Conference

Albuquerque, New Mexico
Tuesday, December 04, 2018
2018 Better Informed Public Officials Conference
Tuesday, December 04, 2018 - Thursday, December 06, 2018

Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
(505) 842-1234
330 Tijeras Avenue Northwest
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102
United States


What Is BIPO?

The Better Informed Public Officials Conference (BIPO) is designed to bring together newly elected and veteran county elected officials for three days of education and networking. Newly elected county officials can get a strong start in their county leadership role by attending New Mexico's most comprehensive training opportunity available.

In collaboration with the NM EDGE program, the NMC BIPO Conference offers newly elected officials the opportunity to:
  • Gain an understanding of legal responsibilities and finance fundamentals
  • Learn what county elected officials can and cannot do
  • Learn how to avoid common missteps, pitfalls, and negative press 
  • Find out about resources that will help you make sound decisions
  • Gain insights on how to work effectively with constituents, staff, and colleagues
In addition, those interested in beginning or continuing to pursue their Certified Public Official certification with NM EDGE will be able to complete credit for up to four (4) classes.

Who should attend?
All newly elected officials are encouraged to attend this informative conference. Additionally, veteran county elected officials, county managers, and county deputies are allowed to attend for a nominal registration fee. 

How much does it cost?
First Time Newly Elected Officials - NMC provides the conference free of charge to first time newly elected officials. In addition to a complimentary registration, NMC provides scholarships to cover the cost of enrollment and class fees for NM EDGE classes offered during the BIPO Conference. Your county will be responsible for travel and lodging. 

Veteran Elected Officials and County Staff - Current elected officials, chief deputies, and county managers are encouraged to register for the BIPO Conference. The registration fee is $175 for standard registration and $200 for onsite/late registration. Veteran officials and county staff must register separately for any NM EDGE classes that they participate in, and have not yet taken, during the BIPO Conference. For additional information on the NM EDGE class fees, please see the information listed at the bottom of this page.

 Type of Registrant
 Conference Fees  NM EDGE Fees  Dates and Deadlines
 Newly Elected Officials
 No Registration Fee   No NM EDGE Fees
 Online Registration available 
 through Friday, November 30, 2018 
 Current Elected Officials  
 County Deputies 
 County Managers
 Standard Registration 
 Fee: $175.00
 $50.00 Enrollment Fee 
 $75.00 - $50.00 per class
 *Class fees are offered on a sliding
 scale,  please see information below 
 scale,  please see information below  
 scale,  please see information below 
 Online Registration available   
 through Friday, November 30, 2018
 Late/Onsite Registration 
 Fee: $200.00 
 $50.00 Enrollment Fee 
 $75.00 - $50.00 per class
 *Class fees are offered on a sliding  
 scale,  please see information below 
 scale,  please see information below 
 scale,  please see information below 
 Only available onsite starting
 Tuesday, December 4, 2018.
**Online Registration will be available through Friday, November 30, 2018. Onsite Registration will be available starting Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Downtown Albuquerque.

Why do I have to register for both the BIPO Conference and the NM EDGE Program?
In addition to registering for the BIPO Conference through this website, all attendees must enroll in the NM EDGE Program separately through New Mexico State University. This enrollment and separate class registration is required by NM EDGE so that individuals can work directly through NM EDGE Program to develop their professional skills, track their credits, and acquire national accreditation as a Certified Public Official, Certified Public Manager, or Certified Public Supervisor.


Registration for NM EDGE Program Enrollment and Classes
CLICK HERE to Learn About NM EDGE Program Enrollment
CLICK HERE to Register For the NM EDGE Program Classes

If you need assistance regarding NM EDGE classes or enrollment, please contact the NM EDGE directly at nmedge@nmsu.edu or (575) 646-0335 or (575) 646-4304.

Cost of NM EDGE Classes
For new students, there is an one-time, non-recurring enrollment fee of $50.00. The base-cost of each class is $75.00. However, when more classes are purchased, lower class prices are automatic. Class can be purchased by an individual or through a group account, where several student have access to a pool of class coupons.

 When purchased...   Cost... 
 1-4 classes  $75.00 per class unit  
 5-9 classes  $70.00 per class unit
 10-14 classes  $65.00 per class unit
 15-19 classes  $60.00 per class unit
 20-24 classes  $55.00 per class unit
 25 or more classes   $50.00 per class unit



 

Contact Information

  • Talia Storch
    tstorch@nmcoutnies.org
    (505) 820-8101

Payment Instructions

  • All payments must be received by Friday November 30, 2018 to be eligible for the reduced registration fee. NMC does not accept purchase orders.

    Send payments to:
    New Mexico Counties
    Attn: Charlotte Martinez
    444 Galisteo Street 
    Santa Fe, NM 87501

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